The oldest subway in the world

The first metro station in Moscow

The first metro station in Moscow was the twentieth in the world

The first working day of the Moscow metro was the fifteenth of may, 1935. On this day, his services were used three hundred and seventy thousand people. The length of the first subway line was a little above eleven kilometers. It was thirteen stations. The line started from “Sokolniki” and ends with the station “Park Kultury”. The compositions consisted of four cars and arrived at the station every five minutes. By the end of 1935, the interval was reduced to four minutes and the trains consisted of six cars.

Station “Park of culture” was one of the first in the Moscow metro

It is known that the construction of the subway in Moscow existed in the 1890 year. It was planned that the route will be constructed in tunnels, on overpasses, and on red Square will be built metrovacesa. The construction was prevented by the clergy and cabs. Today at the station “Sports” in the South lobby there is a metro Museum. There you can see the layout of the first underground and first trains.

The Museum of the Moscow metro

The old station of the Moscow metro

Sokolniki is one of the first stations of the Moscow metro, which began work in 1935, the year. She was one of three end stations, along with “Smolenskaya” and “Park of culture”. The first train with passengers in the history of the Moscow metro went with this station.

The oldest metro in the world

“Baker street” is the oldest underground station in London

The first subway in the world

The first metro line in the world was opened in London. This happened in 1863-eat year. Length of underground line was only three kilometers and six hundred meters. Originally at the head of the wagons were steam locomotives, and the passengers were exclusively noblemen. Very quickly this type of transport became popular. Electric traction in the metro appeared only in 1890, the year. The cars were uncomfortable, they didn’t even have Windows, there was no ventilation.

Pretty much the first in the world London underground

Today the London underground is twelve lines, consisting of two hundred seventy five stations. Its length is four hundred miles. It is the largest European subway. Metro was called “the Metropolitan” by the name of London-based “Urban Railways”, which in English sounded like “Metropolitan Railway”. Locals call the subway “the tube”.

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